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Improving knowledge translation for increased engagement and impact in healthcare


Eljiz, K and Greenfield, D and Hogden, A and Taylor, R and Siddiqui, N and Agaliotis, M and Milosavljevic, M, Improving knowledge translation for increased engagement and impact in healthcare, BMJ Open Quality, 9, (3) pp. 1-6. ISSN 2399-6641 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2020-000983


Ineffective knowledge dissemination contributes to clinical practice and service improvements not being realised. Meaningful knowledge translation can occur through the understanding and matching of appropriate communication mediums that are relevant for different stakeholders or audiences. To this end, we present a dissemination instrument, the ‘REAch and Diffusion of health iMprovement Evidence’ (README) checklist, for the communication of research findings, integrating both traditional and newer communication mediums. Additionally, we propose a ‘Strategic Translation and Engagement Planning’ (STEP) tool, for use when deciding which mediums to select. The STEP tool challenges the need for communicating complex and simple information against the desire for passive or active stakeholder interaction. Used collaboratively by academics and health professionals, README and STEP can promote co-production of research, subsequent diffusion of knowledge, and develop the capacity and skills of all stakeholders.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:knowledge translation, dissemination media, education tools, health services research
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Eljiz, K (Dr Kathy Eljiz)
UTAS Author:Greenfield, D (Professor David Greenfield)
UTAS Author:Hogden, A (Dr Anne Hogden)
UTAS Author:Taylor, R (Dr Robyn Taylor)
UTAS Author:Siddiqui, N (Dr Nazlee Siddiqui)
UTAS Author:Agaliotis, M (Dr Maria Agaliotis)
ID Code:141142
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Deposited On:2020-09-28
Last Modified:2021-04-26
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